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Archive for March 27th, 2009

New Soyuz capsule on its way to the ISS

March 27th, 2009 by

Rocket: Soyuz-FG; Payload: Soyuz TMA-14; Date: 26 March 2009, 1143 UTC; Site: Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Less than 10 minutes after launch the crewed spacecraft reached orbit. Its antennas and solar arrays were deployed shortly afterward.

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GOES-O weather satellite shipped to launch site

March 27th, 2009 by

The second of three next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites was recently shipped from Boeing’s satellite manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where it will undergo final preparations for launch this spring.

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NPOESS Space Segment Critical Design Audit completed

March 27th, 2009 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully completed the Critical Design Audit of the Space Segment for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).

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Northrop Grumman-built cryocooler on Ibuki operational

March 27th, 2009 by

A high-reliability heritage flight cryocooler built by Northrop Grumman Corporation is now operational, following its launch aboard Japan’s Ibuki, also known as the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), earlier in February.

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Lockheed Martin, University of Florida to develop and launch Cubesats

March 27th, 2009 by

Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Florida to develop and launch five miniature satellites to test innovative new space solutions.

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OS/COMET now with capability for remote access

March 27th, 2009 by

Harris Corporation announced that the OS/COMET COTS product for satellite control now includes NEO, a Network Enabled Operations capability for platform-independent remote access.

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